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Critical literacy in the information age: Lies, damn lies and


Callingham, RA, Critical literacy in the information age: Lies, damn lies and, Proceedings of the Multiliteracies & English Teaching K-12 In The Age Of Information & Communication Technologies Conference, 24 - 27 November 2004, NSW, Australia, pp. 1 - 8. ISBN 1 86389 938 3 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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As the authority of teachers and parents wanes, students increasingly turn to various media for advice and information. What skills, knowledge and understandings are needed for students to sort fact from fiction? How do students make sense of information presented in diagrams, charts or graphs? What meaning can be attached to advertising claims on television? Of more importance to teachers is the question of how we teach students to take a critical, questioning stance to the information they access. In this paper, media sources are used as a basis for developing appropriate teaching approaches to scaffold studentsí thinking towards critical understanding. Beware! This approach uses numbers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Callingham, RA (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
ID Code:76258
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-03-02
Last Modified:2014-11-25

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